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Tablets of the Ten Commandments
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments (עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים‎, asereth haddevarim). The commandments inscribed upon the two tablets of stone that God gave to Moses at Mount Sinai (Exod 20:1–17; Deut 5:6–21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ten Commandments
TEN COMMANDMENTS. The Ten Commandments are a collection of biblical laws contained in Exod 20:1–17 and Deut 5:6–21. The title originates from Exod 34:28 (cf. Deut 4:13; 10:4), where it is stated that Moses “wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.” In the Hebrew and Greek
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Decalogue
Decalogue. Greek term meaning “ten words,” referring to the Ten Commandments.See Ten Commandments, The.
Ten Commandments, The
Ten Commandments, The. List of commands given by God to Moses. The Ten Commandments are stated twice in the OT; first in the Book of Exodus (20:2–17), in a passage describing God’s gift of the commandments to Israel, and secondly in Deuteronomy (5:6–21), in the context of a covenant renewal ceremony.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments [Heb. ʿaśereṯ haddeḇārîm—‘the ten words’]. The Gk. hoí déka lógoi has given the alternative English title, “the Decalogue.” The term “ten commandments” is used in Ex. 34:28, Dt. 4:13; 10:4, and the commandments are recorded in Ex. 20:1–17; Dt. 5:6–21. I. Literary and Historical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Commandments, the Ten
COMMANDMENTS, THE TEN List of commands given by God to Moses. The Ten Commandments are stated twice in the OT; first in the book of Exodus (20:2–17), in a passage describing God’s gift of the commandments to Israel, and second in Deuteronomy (5:6–21), in the context of a covenant renewal ceremony. Moses
Decalogue
DECALOGUE* Greek term meaning “ten words,” referring to the Ten Commandments. See Commandments, The Ten.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments, a series of commands from God to Israel, mediated by Moses. The text of the Decalogue (Gk., “ten words”), or Ten Commandments, is given in its entirety twice in the Bible with only slight variations. In Exod. 20:1–17 the setting is Mount Sinai; Moses brings the two tablets of the law
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ten Commandments
TEN COMMANDMENTSHistory of InterpretationThe OT holds the law to be the standard of acceptable behavior. Occasionally the ceremonial aspect is prominent, but the prophets emphasized the ethical aspects. Their messages are best understood against the backdrop of the Decalogue (e.g., Jer 7:9).Jesus
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ten Commandments
TEN COMMANDMENTS. The ‘ten words’ (Heb. deḇārîm; cf. Ex. 34:28; Dt. 4:13; 10:4) were originally uttered by the divine voice from Sinai in the hearing of all Israel (Ex. 19:16–20:17). Afterwards, they were twice written by the finger of God on both sides of two tables of stone (Ex. 31:18; 32:15–16;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ten Commandments
Ten CommandmentsA series of commands given by God to his covenant people through Moses. The Bible records the Ten Commandments twice. In Exod. 20:1–17 they are the words that God speaks to Israel at Mt. Sinai. In Deut. 5:6–21 they are the words of Moses, who recounts what God revealed to him on Mt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ten Commandments
The EerdmansBibleDictionaryFrom Bijbelse Encyclopedie Revised Edition 1975 W. H. Gispen B. J. Oosterhoff H. N. Ridderbos W. C. van Unnik P. VisserPublished by J. H. KOK • Kampenrevision editor Allen C. Myersassociate editors John W. Simpson, Jr. Philip A. Frank Timothy P. Jenney Ralph
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ten Commandments
TEN COMMANDMENTS The ten universal laws given to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exod 20:1–17). Also called the Decalogue, from the Greek for “ten words,” the Ten Commandments constitute the moral foundation of the covenant between God and his people (Exod 34:27–28). For this reason, the Ten Commandments not only
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Commandments, the Ten
Commandments, the Ten, also called the ‘Decalogue’ (from Gk. δέκα ‘ten’, and λόγος, ‘word’), the precepts divinely revealed to *Moses on Mt. *Sinai and engraved on two tables of stone. Acc. to Exod. 32:19, the tables were broken by Moses on coming down from the mountain because of the idolatry of the
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